When you roam the world, coming back to the home base can be a bit jarring. If you travel more than you stay put, carrying a minimalist attitude from the field into your “permanent” living quarters helps you feel more relaxed and focused while at home. Single digital nomads are best served by making their home address a functional studio apartment, which benefits greatly from multipurpose furniture.

Here are some popular ways to make your studio apartment furniture pull double duty. Some of these can also be used in campers and recreational vehicles.

Nightstand with drawers

If the surface of your nightstand is all you need next to your bed, make it pull the weight of the dresser by getting one with decent-sized drawers. You can hang all of your exterior clothing in the closet, using the nightstand for your unmentionables and accessories. Mount a mirror to the closet door and you have no need for a dresser mirror.

Other ideas for nightstands

If it is cheaper to buy a complete bedroom furniture sets online and take the extra nightstand, you could use it to help you use your bedroom space in other versatile ways. Nightstands with drawers work well for supplies and files, while also giving you an additional surface for a small media center.

Dining sets that double as home offices

If you have a studio apartment or a small camper that needs to be multifunctional, choosing the right dining room set is key. Dining sets with adjustable table height and length give you the most versatility, while the chairs should be slim enough to be stackable when not in use. A dining set that comes with a small buffet or microwave stand is also beneficial if you need a spot for a printing station.

Any room or space can be a home office

Let’s face it, when you’re working from home you don’t always want to work in the same place all the time. The portable workstation is ideal for these professionals. The recent explosion of the gig economy means that more people are working in a variety of settings, and most are finding that they are more productive when they can change their scenery on occasion.

A portable computer desk meets these needs nicely, but not the way you might picture. In the past computer desks on casters were fairly cheap in both price and manufacture, with few adjustable features. Today, ergonomic experts are engineering the perfect solutions for the digital nomad.

Desks that you can adjust to use seated or standing and can be wheeled from place to place with adequate cord management are popular and becoming more common. Throw in a chair on casters and you can work anywhere in your home, hotel, or expo. Gaming chairs are an excellent choice, giving you comfort in gaming and work with the same quality and comfort as executive office chairs but for a fraction of the price.

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